Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Earth Day






“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” —John Muir

Happy Earth Day! 
“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you…” 
— John Muir naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of wilderness.

When we speak of nature it is wrong to forget that we are ourselves a part of nature. We ought to view ourselves with the same curiosity and openness with which we study a tree, the sky or a thought, because we too are linked to the entire universe.
~ Henry Matisse
Earth Day: Today & Every Day
"When we say the Earth has created life, we know it's only possible because she contains within herself the whole cosmos. Just as the Earth is not only the Earth, so too we are not only human. We have the Earth and the whole cosmos within us. We are made of the sun. We are made of the stars. Touching this true nature of reality, we can transcend the dualistic view that the cosmos is something greater than ourselves or different from ourselves."
—Thích Nhất Hạnh, from "Love Letter to the Earth"



Yosemite National Park

Earth facts for Earth Day:
* The Earth moves faster than a speeding bullet. A rifle bullet travels 1-2 km/sec...The Earth travels at about 30 km/sec (18 miles/sec)!
* The Earth is the biggest of the terrestrial planets in our solar system. Meaning it's rocky, as opposed to a Jupiter-like gas planet.
* Earth has something no other planet we know of has: a lot of water on the surface. It’s about 71 percent water by area, dominated by the Pacific Ocean, which covers 60 million square miles of the surface. That’s nearly a third of the planet.
Thanks to The Slate for the facts!
As read on the John Tesh site on Facebook  





Both above images from For Those who Love South Korea
Keeping everyone in my thoughts and prayers





http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/nail-salon-dangers-book-23404524

Check out the salons very carefully before you get a manicure or pedicure.

there are moments that change everything
that stand out as if a shaft of light has broken through
and is shining down upon one special moment in time
and when it does you best slow down pull over
and breathe it in because my friend
it may never come again
~ poem "A Moment in Time" by Michael Traveler, author of Michael Traveler, author of Postcards from the Past


The World would be so much nicer if more were guided by this"


Don't pass judgement. Extend love.



“In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.” 

― Rachel Carson




“Every time I stand before a beautiful beach, its waves seem to whisper to me: 
If you choose the simple things and find joy in nature’s simple treasures, 
life and living need not be so hard.” 

― Psyche Roxas-Mendoza

2 comments:

  1. Happy Earth day to you Jeanne and hope you are having a lovely week
    Thanks for sharing.

    hugs
    Carolyn

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